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dc.contributor.authorKim, Sung Yong
dc.contributor.authorCornuelle, Bruce D.
dc.contributor.authorTerrill, Eric J.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Burton
dc.contributor.authorWashburn, Libe
dc.contributor.authorMoline, Mark A.
dc.contributor.authorPaduan, Jeffrey D.
dc.contributor.authorGarfield, Newell
dc.contributor.authorLargier, John L.
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Greg
dc.contributor.authorMichael Kosro, P.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-04T16:40:29Z
dc.date.available2015-05-04T16:40:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-12
dc.identifier.citationPoleward propagating subinertial alongshore surface currents off the U.S. West Coast 2013, 118 (12):6791 Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.identifier.issn21699275
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jgrc.20400
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552201
dc.description.abstractThe network comprising 61 high-frequency radar systems along the U.S. West Coast (USWC) provides a unique, high resolution, and broad scale view of ocean surface circulation. Subinertial alongshore surface currents show poleward propagating signals with phase speeds of O(10) and O(100-300) km d -1 that are consistent with historical in situ observations off the USWC and that can be possibly interpreted as coastally trapped waves (CTWs). The propagating signals in the slow mode are partly observed in southern California, which may result from scattering and reflection of higher-mode CTWs due to curvature of shoreline and bathymetry near Point Conception, California. On the other hand, considering the order of the phase speed in the slow mode, the poleward propagating signals may be attributed to alongshore advection or pressure-driven flows. A statistical regression of coastal winds at National Data Buoy Center buoys on the observed surface currents partitions locally and remotely wind-forced components, isolates footprints of the equatorward propagating storm events in winter off the USWC, and shows the poleward propagating signals year round. Key Points A unique resource to examine synoptic-scale alongshore variability Isolation of equatorward wind events in winter using a statistical model Poleward propagating surface signals year-round © 2013. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jgrc.20400
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.titlePoleward propagating subinertial alongshore surface currents off the U.S. West Coast
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
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dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Ocean Systems Engineering; School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Systems Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Daejeon Republic of Korea
dc.contributor.institutionClimate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; La Jolla California USA
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Physical Laboratory; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; La Jolla California USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Geography/ICESS; University of California, Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara California USA
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Marine Science and Policy; College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware; Newark Delaware USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Oceanography; Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey California USA
dc.contributor.institutionGeosciences Department and Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies; San Francisco State University; Tiburon California USA
dc.contributor.institutionBodega Marine Laboratory; University of California; Davis Bodega Bay, California USA
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Science and Technology; Vancouver Island University; Nanaimo British Columbia Canada
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University; Corvallis Oregon USA
kaust.personJones, Burton
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T18:08:07Z
dc.date.published-online2013-12-12
dc.date.published-print2013-12


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